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Internship Week 4

  This past week has been very busy here at Harveyville Seed Company. I learned another important lesson this week and that is to be quick on your feet. Things here can change in an instant. You can be doing one task one minute and then be doing something completely different the next. For example, Thursday the 8th I was meeting with Debbie Morton the Dow Agro Range and Pasture specialist. We were scouting growers pasture ground, then immediately after that I found out that I was going to help plant a test plot of Credenz soybeans off of highways...

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Flooded Fields - Water Logged Soils

In the past month the Wabaunsee county Kansas area has received in the neighborhood of anywhere from 3 to 8 inches of rainfall according to the National Weather Service. These large amounts of rainfall are causing headaches for growers around the area because all the moisture is interfering with planting dates of soybeans and corn or causing problems with soybeans or corn that is already in the ground. The growing season so far this year has been very cool and wet. This being said the conditions are favoring a season that is going to be high in fungi. Along with...

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Internship Week 3

  Last week a truck load of compost was picked for use in the garden thanks to good connections with K State, a big thank you to the staff at K State's dairy unit for their help. I learned in retrieving this manure that communication is important. It was a challenge to get a time set up with K State to pick this compost up due to both of our busy schedules. K State ended up giving us several different types of compost some being dry and other types not so dry but over time will be good for use...

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Time Moves too Quickly

Hello everyone, my name is Jace Bowen and I am the new intern here at Harveyville Seed Company this summer. I am currently going to be a junior at Kansas State University where I am currently pursuing a degree in Agronomy with a minor in Plant Pathology and a specialization in Weed Science. I grew up in the Washburn Rural area and attended high school at Washburn Rural High School. I am looking forward to what this summer will bring here at Harveyville Seed Company. The first week of my internship process is already over. I have learned a lot...

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HSC INTERN - JACE BOWEN

Meet Jace Bowen - HSC Intern Jace, is a junior in agronomy at Kansas State University and a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.  Jace enjoys outdoor activities including hunting and fishing. His favorite meal and movie are steak and "True Grit".   Jace's responsibilities will include HSC Garden Camp, a range/grass management project and a weekly blog.  Keep your eyes open as he documents his journey through our blog and the HSC Facebook page. I asked him what he is looking most forward to about this summer and he said, "Meeting lots of growers.".  I have already noticed he...

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